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Gait evaluation to assess fall risk: a neurological perspective Volume 2, issue 4, décembre 2009

Authors
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Mt Sinai Medical Center, New York, USA, Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, USA

Gait abnormalities are considered among the most consistent predictors of falls and are a potentially modifiable risk factor. In this review we briefly present the gait evaluation methods used in our research center for assessing fall risk in older adults. Clinical and quantitative gait assessments are clinically relevant approaches to assess fall risk in older adults in both clinical and research settings.